Waiting Room Poem #20

Another one from the waiting room…

I’ve come to appreciate waiting
for the relief it brings

Anticipation aside
each minute spent waiting
is another minute without a new surprise
to add to the growing list of revelations
that heredity has so far kept silent

Sure, it might be better
to dump it all out at once
and have it over and done with—
but I’m actually sort of grateful
to have things uncovered layer by layer

It’s easier to wield an umbrella against rain
than it is to hold back the deluge

(28 March 2018)